David McWilliams: Governments can't 'create' jobs, so why do they keep pontificating about it?

It’s businesses, not governments, that create jobs. So politicians should stop promising them

There is no business that opens solely in order to employ other people. Employment is what happens after a product is successful. Jobs are the consequence of product success. Photograph: iStock

There is no business that opens solely in order to employ other people. Employment is what happens after a product is successful. Jobs are the consequence of product success. Photograph: iStock

‘This will be a Government of enterprise, creating new jobs.”

“Creating 200,000 jobs by 2025” [in tourism].

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